Pharmacology. Development, Evaluation and Rational Use of Medicines


Medicine represents a health and social asset that has major economic repercussions. The design, development and use of medicines constitute a scientific and industrial activity that is representative of the R+D concept.

Pharmacology is a science involving the study of the biological action of substances of natural or synthetic origin, known as drugs. This knowledge is used to design more effective and safer therapeutics, but also to make use of tools that help one to find out more about the functioning and illnesses of human beings. This finalist nature in the human being requires other sciences along the way, ranging from chemical synthesis to the suitability of routine therapeutic prescription.

The master's degree in Pharmacology, Development, Assessment and Rational Use of Medicines attempts to train professionals to develop activities in different fields such as pharmaceutical and biotechnological companies, public research centres, health care, learned society and public administration. R+D activities are developed on all these levels in the field of medicine which require personnel who have been trained via specialist training of the type provided on the master's degree and PhD courses offered here.

Qualification level

This qualification is recognised at level 3 in the Spanish Framework of Higher Education Qualifications (MECES) and corresponds to level 7 of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF), according to Royal Decree 22/2015 of 23rd January 2015 (BOE Spanish Official Gazette 07/02/2015).

This is a research-oriented master that can be considered the previous step to doctorate studies